Meet our Team

The Leadership Behind SharpSpring Marketing Automation

Rick Carlson

CEO / Founder

Rick Carlson

CEO / Founder

Rick is a founder and CEO of SharpSpring. He started with the goal of bringing marketing analytics and automation tools to small and medium businesses on an affordable and easy-to-use SaaS platform. Rick has over 15 years of executive management experience in the technology sector, holding president, CEO, general manager, and board positions at several successful Internet security companies. When Rick is not working on SharpSpring, he is busy with his second, and far more complex start-up – his two sons. Sometimes, Rick still gets to play beach volleyball, and occasionally, his wife politely laughs at his jokes.

Travis Whitton

Travis Whitton

CTO / Founder

Travis Whitton

Travis Whitton

CTO / Founder

Travis is the co-founder and CTO of SharpSpring, responsible for the technical design and development strategy for SharpSpring. Travis has extensive experience leading technology teams during his career. Prior to SharpSpring, Travis was the primary data storage architect at Grooveshark.com where he implemented solutions to scale the online music streaming service for millions of visitors per day.

Ed Lawton

Edward Lawton

CFO

Ed Lawton

Edward Lawton

CFO

Ed joined SharpSpring in September 2014 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the global financial and administrative operations of the company. Prior to joining SharpSpring, Ed held senior roles with publicly-traded Bottomline Technologies and Trico Marine Services. When not working, three kids and lots of sports keep Ed busy.

Andrew Dod

CMO

Andrew Dod

CMO

Andrew’s twenty-eight year career spans strategy and marketing with broad experience in B2B technology. Previously, he was CMO at a 2,500 person international management consultancy, Managing Partner of an Inc. 5000 consulting firm, CMO of a mobile app company, and CEO of two marketing agencies. He’s a published author, magna cum laude graduate of Princeton, and Annenberg Fellow at Eton College in England.

Alana Christou

Director of Recruitment and HR

Alana Christou

Director of Recruitment and HR

Alana joined SharpSpring in early 2016 after eight years working in administration and recruitment at the University of Florida. She is responsible for driving recruitment of the SharpSpring team, managing HR operations, and ensuring the SharpSpring culture keeps everyone working hard and having fun. In her free time, Alana is a dedicated Pilates and yoga attendee who loves to travel.

Joel Garland

VP Business Development

Joel Garland

VP Business Development

Joel joined SharpSpring in early 2014 with a law and business background and a focus on intellectual property and marketing. He has since experienced just about every department of the company. Joel currently focuses on driving growth and building relationships with other companies that align well with SharpSpring to add value for customers.

Jason Stankevich

Jason Stankevich

Director of Technical Support

Jason Stankevich

Jason Stankevich

Director of Technical Support

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James Morgan

James Morgan

VP Sales

James Morgan

James Morgan

VP Sales

Marketing Team


Kim Jamerson

VP Marketing



Valerie Riley

Senior Manager, Product and Content Marketing



Kim Anchors

Marketing Division Lead



Nicole Levy

Marketing Events and Strategy Manager



Isabel Hasty

Copywriter



Jena Bezesky

Digital Marketing Intern



Koertni Adams

Partner Enablement Specialist



Lindsey Sherman

Lindsey Sherman

Digital Marketing Manager



Mike Llerena

Marketing Events & Promotions Coordinator



Myles Stupp

Marketing Operations Manager

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Development Team


Mark Caudill

Director of Engineering



Skyler Slade

Director of Site Reliability



Nate Geouge

Nate Geouge

NOC Manager



James Jenkins

James Jenkins

QA Manager



David Drobach

IT Support Manager



Aaron Gaskin

IT Intern



Alex Rockwell

Senior Software Engineer



Andrew Smith

Software Engineer



Andrue Anderson

Junior Software Engineer



Barrington Guthrie

Senior Software Engineer

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Design Team


Shane Bouchard

VP Customer Experience



Dru Martin

Lead Product Designer



Teresa Gordon

Lead Experience Designer



Molly Seebol

Molly Seebol

Graphic Designer



Brittany Demers

Experience Designer

Product Team


Jon Marburger

Senior Product Manager



Bryan Tobin

Bryan Tobin

Product Expert



Morgan Bell

Product Owner



AJ Maher

Project Manager



Alexander Grim

Delivery and Compliance Specialist



Brian Toresdahl

Abuse and Compliance Manager



Patti Pearson-Kotz

Technical Writer

Sales Team


Alex Cavalcante

Director of International Partnerships



Brendan George

Director of Partnerships



Charles Chadwick

Director of Partnerships



Ian Massenburg

Director of Partnerships



Jaclyn Gutierrez

Business Development Representative



Jaimy McBreen

Business Development Representative



Jared Beasley

Director of Partnerships



John Van Dyke

Business Development Representative



Kati Grote

Kati Grote

Business Development Representative



Laurie Asher

Director of International Partnerships

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Customer Success Team


Gary Reinhard

SS Key Accounts Manager



Katie Zerr-Stricklin

SSM+ Key Accounts Manager



Zachery Rose

Customer Success Manager

Onboarding Team


Brett Tobin

Director of Onboarding



AJ Woythaler

Onboarding Specialist



Cassandra Garcia

Onboarding Specialist



Chris Arias

Onboarding Specialist



Chris Sharp

Onboarding Specialist



Christian Otero

Onboarding Specialist



Clara Edwards

Onboarding Specialist



Justin Garrett

Onboarding Specialist



Matt Mogavero

Onboarding Specialist



Matt Sweeting

Onboarding Specialist

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Support Team


Ben Brashear

Ben Brashear

Assistant Director of Support



Cody Rapczak

Product Area Manager - Deliverability



Corey Franco

Corey Franco

Product Area Manager - HTML



Gregg Robinson

Talent Development Manager



Josh Jordan

Product Area Manager - I/O



Mateo Puig

Product Area Manager - Automation



Natalie Gonzalez

Operations Support Manager



Scott Lavery

Product Area Manager - Code



Alex Polefko

Support Engineer



Ali Sibtain

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Finance Team


Geoffrey Anderson

Director of Finance



Alena Chuprakova

US Controller



Liudmyla Goister

Assistant Controller



Deontae Lafayette

Finance Analyst



Dmytro Sokha

Accounting Manager



Jennifer Stankevich

Billing Specialist



Katia Tsiurenko

Billing Specialist



Michael Collins

Business Operations Analyst

Administration Team


Naseem Shah

Senior Project Manager

Naseem Shah

Senior Project Manager



Caitlin Schreihofer

Executive Assistant

Caitlin Schreihofer

Executive Assistant



Lillian Vargas

Talent and Culture Specialist

Lillian Vargas

Talent and Culture Specialist